Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Sci-Fi  |  21 June 1996 (Brazil)
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Mike Nelson and his robot companions watch and give their comments about This Island Earth (1955).


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The mad and evil scientist, Dr. Clayton Forrester, has created an evil little scheme that is bound to give him world global domination but first thing's first. He plans to torment Mike Nelson and the robots by sending them a real stinker of a film to watch called, "This Island Earth." He is convinced that this movie will drive them insane. And since the guys cannot control when the movie begins or ends, they are forced to witness the true horror that is this awful movie that has a lobster creature dressed in slacks. But will this be the ultimate cheese that breaks the boys' spirits? It's up to one test subject's quick wit, sharp sense of humor, and utter intolerance for cinematic garbage to foil the plans of the scientist and to save the Earth. Written by Anthony Pereyra {}

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 June 1996 (Brazil)  »

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MST 3000: The Movie  »

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$1,000,000 (USA)

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Did You Know?


The original DVD release had no special features and was withdrawn from circulation in 2000. However in 2003 on the 7th anniversary of the movie's premiere (19 April 1996) an unknown Internet fan released a Special Edition DVD. This two disc set has the widescreen version of the film, the theatrical trailer, TV spots, a review from E!, a slideshow presentation from the 1996 MST3K convention and the cut host segment & alternate ending. See more »


When Mike Nelson first enters the theater at "Movie Sign", he's wearing the shorts and college t-shirt he was exercising in. When he later exits the theater, he's wearing his normal blue jumpsuit. See more »


Crow T. Robot: You killed the Hubble!
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits in action voice "All rights are reserved Calahan." Grunts: "Oh yeah, but what about the rights of that little girl." See more »


References Space Ghost Coast to Coast (1994) See more »


Love Theme From Mystery Science Theater 3000
Music by Charlie Erickson and Joel Hodgson
Arranged and Performed by Dave Alvin (as David Alvin)
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Pretty funny.
11 March 2003 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

"Mystery Science Theater 3000"(MST3K)is an American program which features Mike Nelson and two funny robots(Tom Servo and Crow T.Robot)seen in silhouette,making fun of some trashy movie playing on the screen before them.This time Mike and the robots settle in to watch truly awful science-fiction film "This Island Earth"(1955,Joseph M.Newman).The wisecracks are clever and really amusing-I laughed a lot during the film.Some of my favourite lines are: Crow T.Robot "The secret government Eggo Project!","Eat my photons,punyheads!" etc. My rating:8 out of 10.Highly recommended.

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